Rifle Centennial schedule
January: Centennial historic throws on saleFebruary: Centennial placemats availableMarch: Centennial volunteer sign-up, Centennial bumper stickers availableJune: Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial exhibitJuly: Independence Day Celebration, Centennial auto show, vintage fashion show, kids bicycle parade, Centennial fireworks displayAugust: Centennial calendars now on sale at Rifle City Hall, Rifle Creek Museum and The Citizen Telegram, or call Alan at 625-9558.
What: Commemorative Stamp Day When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Where: Rifle Post Office, Railroad Avenue and Fourth StreetWhy: Get stamped on Rifles birthday with a special Centennial commemorative stamp. All day long, postal workers will use commemorative stamps to post mail. What: Happy Birthday Rifle Party and Centennial Park dedication When: 6-8 p.m.Where: Centennial Park green space joining Fifth Street and Park Avenue (Rain location: Ben-Rex building, Railroad Avenue between Wells Fargo and City Market)Why: To officially dedicate Centennial Park on Rifles incorporation day, Aug. 18. Festivities include free concert by Wild Blue Country U.S. Air Force Academy Band from Colorado Springs, park dedication, Centennial Rifle raffle drawing, free barbecue prepared by Rotary Club for the first 500 people; salad and balloons donated by City Market; cole slaw donated by KFC; free birthday cake donated by Wal-Mart; proclamation by Mayor Keith Lambert; placement of the Centennial time capsule; meet a Maxfield descendentBring: The family, lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. No alcohol, please.
What: 101st U.S. Army Band Colorado National Guard concertWhen: 7 p.m.Where: Rifle Middle SchoolWhy: Free patriotic concert for community
What: Centennial Parade and Apple Pie Days When: 9 a.m. line-up, 10 a.m. parade begins with F-16 flyoverWhere: Downtown Rifle to Garfield County Fairgrounds; Apple Pie Days at fairgroundsWhat: Centennial cow-pie bingo by Moose LodgeWhen: 11:30 a.m.Where: Garfield County FairgroundsWhat: Registration and check-in for baking contestWhen: 11:30 a.m.Where: GarCo FairgroundsWhat: Apple Pie Baking Contest When: 1 p.m. Where: GarCo Fairgrounds north hall What: Mutton BustinWhen: 1 p.m.Where: GarCo Fairgrounds outdoor arenaWhat: Kids area activities by Rifle RecreationWhen: 2-4 p.m.Where: GarCo FairgroundsWhat: Centennial special guests: Navajo Code Talkers and Gourd DancersWhen: 2-4 p.m.Where: GarCo Fairgrounds outdoor arenaWhat: Cowboy horse racesWhen: 4 p.m.Where: GarCo Fairgrounds race track/outdoor arena What: Calf scrambleWhen: 4:30 p.m. Where: GarCo Fairgrounds outdoor arenaWhat: Tractor pull with Thunder Mountain Fly-WheelersWhen: 5-7 p.m.Where: GarCo Fairgrounds outdoor arenaWhat: Boogie Down dance with Rockin Rob for 9- to 11-year-oldsWhen: 5-7 p.m.Where: GarCo Fairgrounds new event hall (in indoor arena building)What: Boogie Down dance with Rockin Rob for 12- to 14-year-oldsWhen: 8-10 p.m.Where: GarCo Fairgrounds new event hall (in indoor arena building)
All events held at GarCo Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events are continued at Deerfield Park in north Rifle starting at 3:30 p.m.What: Apple Pie Days continuesWhat: Lions Club pancake breakfastWhen: 10 a.m.What: Interdenominational service by cowboy minister Mike ArnoldWhen: 11 a.m.What: Live auctionWhen: 12:30 p.m.What: Tug-o-warWhen: 2:30 p.m.What: Centennial Grand Finale beginsWhen: 3 p.m.Events include the Girl Scouts presenting the flag, vocalist Missy Sanchez, Centennial sky dive and Centennial rifle raffle.What: 4 Sounds Concert, food vendors, beer gardenWhen: Starts at 4:30 p.m.; concerts feature Cowboy Attitude (country music) from 4:30-6 p.m.; Lideres del Norte (Mexican regional) from 6-7:30 p.m.; Scooze (rock n roll) from 7:30-9 p.m.; and Boogie Down (hip hop/R&B) from 9-10:30 p.m. Beer garden open until 9 p.m.Where: Deerfield Park
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